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Lecturer in Informatics (Robotics), King's College London, UK
SUMMARY The Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates with an excellent research track record for the position of Lecturer in Informatics (Robotics). The Department of Informatics was formed in August 2010 from the previous Department of Computer Science, incorporating the Centre for Robotics Research and the Centre for Telecommunications Research, as part of the new School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. This appointment is part of a strategic growth of the Department, with up to ten appointments across the Department at different levels at this time, and provides an opportunity for an outstanding researcher to contribute to, and help shape the direction of, the Department in its new form. DETAILS Applicants for lectureships must have a PhD, an excellent publication record and the ability to attract research funding. Appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer will be possible for suitably qualified candidates. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will contribute to research and teaching in the area of Robotics. Current areas of focus in the Centre for Robotics Research (CORE) include biomedical robotics, bio-inspired robotics, soft robotics, robot topology and algorithms, autonomous grasping and manipulations, and multi-modal sensing for robotic perception and haptics. CORE also has close collaborations with King's-affiliated hospitals and various EU partners through a number of FP7 funded projects. An ability to help build links to other groups, for example to Planning, Agents, & Intelligent Systems, or to contribute to the broader teaching needs of the Department, may be deemed to be an advantage. Applications from outstanding researchers in other areas of Informatics will also be considered, if they can contribute significantly to the development of the Department. It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment required to contribute to the further development of the research standing of the new Department of Informatics, and to make a full contribution to teaching and administrative activities. Duties will be assigned under the direction of the Head of Department, and will include research, teaching, examining, administration, and other duties. The post holders will also be expected to explore possibilities for collaboration with one or more of the other research groups in the new Department. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Michael Luck on +44 (0)20 7848 2562 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 July 2012 Interviews will be held in September 2012.